New York shootings doubled last week compared to the same period last year

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Citywide shooting doubled last week compared to the same period last year, according to police sources.

From last Monday to midnight Sunday, there were 63 shootings, with a total of 85 victims shot, sources said.

During the same period last year, there were 26 shootings, the sources said.

NYPD SEES 49 PERCENT PEAK IN OFFICERS REQUESTING WITHDRAWAL BETWEEN GEORGE FLOYD UNREST

A New York Police officer who watches the grounds around City Hall watches a demonstration and marches Thursday, June 25, 2020 in New York, and asks Mayor Bill de Blasio to reimburse the New York Police. As City Hall and the Mayor's Office put the finishing touches on New York City's 2021 budget, city workers, including Council staff, demand that the FY2021 budget reduce and reallocate the budget. NYPD operative at least $ 1 billion. (AP Photo / Bebeto Matthews)

A New York Police officer who watches the grounds around City Hall watches a demonstration and marches Thursday, June 25, 2020 in New York, and asks Mayor Bill de Blasio to reimburse the New York Police. As City Hall and the Mayor's Office put the finishing touches on New York City's 2021 budget, city workers, including Council staff, demand that the FY2021 budget reduce and reallocate the budget. NYPD operative at least $ 1 billion. (AP Photo / Bebeto Matthews)

However, the killings decreased last week compared to the same time last year. Six people were killed last week, compared to nine shooting deaths last year, the sources said.

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Last week's wave of shootings included a bloody 12-hour spree from Saturday to Sunday where 11 people were shot in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Manhattan.

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